This biography of Jackie Robinson is not a great film. More than anything it represents a significant milestone in baseball and the civil right movement. Jackie doesn't do a terrible acting job which you don't really notice because the screen play, although light, is very face paced. The viewer is rocketed through the life of a young pre-teen Jackie Robinson, his football college career, touches on his military service in the second world war, his minor league career, and through his 1949 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
December 11, 2010 Subject:
What a pelasure
To see Mrs. Ruby Dee paired up with the great Jackie Robinson!!!!!!!!!! Awesome movie!
February 28, 2007 Subject:
Go Jackie Go!!
I really enjoyed this movie, Jackie is a much better actor than you would expect, and getting a chance to see him in action on the baseball field is still exciting. They don't have many speedsters like him in the big leagues anymore. This movie is a little on the melodramatic side, but it doesn't shy away from the opposition that Jackie faced, and still makes you root for Jackie. Definately worth a watch.